Sherry Schramm, 63

Sherry Schramm, 63, of Winner, SD passed away on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 at the Winner Regional Long Term Care Facility in Winner, SD.

Funeral services were held on Monday Feb. 5, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Winner. Burial followed in the Winner City Cemetery. A visitation was held two hours prior to funeral service.

Sherry Lea (Hixson) Schramm was born Dec. 28, 1954 at Osmond, NE to Gene and Eveline (Kiichler) Hixson. She was baptized into God’s family on Nov. 20, 1981 and confirmed in the Trinity Lutheran Church of Winner.

She was united in marriage to Bradley R. Schramm on June 8, 1974.

To this union three of the finest sons you could ever ask for were born; Dustin (Lisa) Schramm of Sioux Falls, SD, Brian (Sandy) Schramm of Florissant, CO, Robert (Erin) Tea, SD.

Sherry worked alongside her husband raising the boys and operating motels located in Vermillion, SD, Valentine, NE and finally owning the Buffalo Trail Motel in Winner. She was instrumental in the formation of Independent Motels of America, a small motel referral chain. She also operated the Curves fitness center in Winner when it was here. Sherry was always a pleasure to work with as whenever we had a small argument she always let Brad have the last words: “Yes, dear.”

She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, served in Ladies Aid and Mary/Martha Society.

Sherry was preceded in death by her mother. She is survived by her husband, three children, 13 grandchildren, her father and his wife Shirley, three sisters, Pat (Gary) Philbrick of David City, NE, Becky Bailey of Adel, IA and Angy of Waukee, IA and her brother Rick of Toledo, IA and a host of friends and relatives.

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